NCAA Season 94: LPU sweeps EAC, Lady Generals end campaign winless

Mark Escarlote on Jan 11, 2019 03:23 PM
LPU sweeps EAC
Lyceum of the Philippines University handed Emilio Aguinaldo College its ninth loss in as many games at the end of the Lady Generals' campaign in NCAA Season 94.

Lyceum of the Philippines University got back on the winning track as it hurled Emilio Aguinaldo College to an embarrassing winless campaign, 25-17, 25-16, 27-25, Friday in the NCAA Season 94 women's volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The Lady Pirates bounced back from a four-set loss to College of St. Benilde last week and improved to 3-5 win-loss record at seventh spot.

Rocelyn Hongria displayed her scoring prowess with 13 attacks, three kill blocks and an ace for 17 points while putting up a great effort on floor defense with 10 digs and five excellent receptions for LPU, which will close the elimination round on January 17 against Letran.

Bien Juanillo had 10 markers while skipper Cherilyn Sindayen got nine points for the Lady Pirates, who only needed 71 minutes to dispose the listless Lady Generals.

LPU uncorked 43 attack points with Hongria and Sindayen accounting for 22 kills.

The Lady Pirates handed EAC its ninth loss in as many outings as the Lady Generals finished their season winless for the first time since joining the league a decade ago.

Jaylene Lumbo was the only Lady General in double figures with 16 points off 14 spikes, a kill and an ace.

Meanwhile, the Pirates outlasted the Generals, 21-25, 25-21, 25-20, 16-25, 15-11, for their third win in eight outings in men's play.

Juvic Colonia pounded 21 kills in a 24-point outing to pace LPU while Robert Leonida and Sinmart Saporna got 14 and 10 markers, respectively.

EAC fell to 5-4 card at solo fourth and will wait for the results of other teams' assignments to determine their fate in the race for the last three Final Four spots.

Joshua Ramillo and Joshua Mina finished with 26 and 24 points, respectively, in a lost cause for the Generals.

In the juniors division, the Brigadiers assured themselves of at least a playoff for the last semis seat after turning back the Junior Pirates, 27-25, 25-19, 17-25, 25-16.

EAC closed the elims with a 5-4 mark at solo fourth spot while LPU dropped to 6-2 mark tied with Letran at second to third behind unbeaten defending champion University of Perpetual Help (7-0).


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